Portable and Rapid
eDNA assays in the field
no matter where you are.
and diagnostics in the field
What if you could detect animals, pests, pathogens, bacteria or viruses based solely on their DNA. A revolution in ecology and biosecurity has arrived, and it’s set to change how rare and invasive species are monitored around the world. With the Genie® III, the gold standard in portable DNA/RNA amplification platforms, you can can now undertake fast, cost-effective and accurate on-site surveillance of any target species. Start your portable and rapid eDNA assays trial today.
Whether it s an early warning system for dangerous pest or pathogen you need, or would just like to know if a rare species is present in a particular location, with the Genie® III platform you can now take the laboratory to the field and undertake portable and rapid eDNA assays on-site. No need to collect and transport samples back to the laboratory anymore. With results in under 50 minutes, you can now get on with doing what's important - your job
Rare and threatened species detection
All living organisms, regardless of their size are constantly releasing trace amounts of DNA into their environment. DNA from skin cells, eggs, hair, or even waste products are released, and once in the environment, can persist for varying lengths of time, depending on biotic or abiotic factors. Water, soil or plant material can be collected and analysed for eDNA. Even in low concentrations, eDNA analysis can be a reliable tool for species detection, making it especially useful at detecting threatened or rare species.
Routine microbial monitoring of water using Bacteroides sp.
The use of environmental DNA (eDNA) for the detection of human-specific faecal bacteria has the potential to increase the likelihood of early detection and enhance sewer management. Simplifying the analytical approach and decreasing the time-to-result is a key first step in developing rapid, field-deployable eDNA detection methods. Elimination of DNA extraction and purification steps simplifies the process and eliminates the need for sample transport as assays can be run at the point of sample collection. Recently, a 15-minute LAMP assay was developed for rapidly detecting Human Bacteroides while on-site, and several other fish species are under development.The utility of using a field-deployable eDNA approach include the ability to assess the risks associated with sewer spills or broken sewerage infrastructure on-site without the need to transport samples to a laboratory. This is especially applicable given the high costs with managing and cleaning up sewer spills.